Decked D-bag opened showing tools in multilayers


Nothing sucks the juice out of workdays faster than either finding out a tool you need for a job is in lousy shape or having to make it out to a work site on foot hauling a bevy of tools. The whole work-life dynamic can turn into a nightmare quickly.

Moving your tools shouldn't be one of the unending headaches you contend with within all of this day-to-day hassle, especially with the premium backpack tool bag from DECKED. If, for any reason, you dread moving your tools or gear each time you need to make a quick dash outdoors for work or play, then you're in luck because all you need is this heavy-duty backpack tool bag.

Despite the high school vibe commonly associated with owning backpacks or backpack tool bags, they have proven to have a functional and health advantage over hand-pulled tool boxes or tool bags.

Manufacturing brands have since evolved and adapted backpack designs to suit the everyday needs of professionals. Designs range from the laptop backpack tool bag, electrician backpack tool bag, mechanic backpack tool bag, HVAC backpack tool bag, and others suited for artisans and workers. Hobbyists and those who enjoy associated activities like Overlanding, mountaineering, and game hunting aren't left out in this resurgence of backpacks.


The article's aim is not a toolbox or tool bag slander, not at all; it’s very far from it. Toolboxes and tool bags serve an equally important purpose for moving gear or tools. One central talking point when it comes to moving expensive loads and devices is that you should instead go for the ones that make your life easier, pretty much like picking a Ferrari over riding a horse.

According to Chron, statistics posited that handy workers and professionals spend a whopping $25000 on tools throughout their career. It's pretty clear that buying all that gear and not factoring in how to move them around in an efficient, comfortable way that is beneficial to you and your tools alike would surely be counterintuitive, right.

Your choice of either a toolbox or tool bag will cause you some avoidable hitches compared to the tool backpack. The common pitfalls could be discomfort like pain in the wrists, shoulders, or arms, which shows up with extensive use cases. Or the bags were just never designed to protect your tools from the elements such as water, snow, hail and oil spills.

                       A ROTATING D-BAG

A tool backpack is preferable to a tool bag or toolbox for two significant reasons, its functionality and ease of mobility. Backpack tool bags are versatile and will fit into most, if not all, of your possible working environments, arrangements, tasks, and activities. This way, you get to haul your tools and gear without carrying a bulky rigid carrier.

A backpack tool bag also helps disperse the weight of your tools across your upper body region, freeing your hands for the job at hand and keeping your spine intact for longer. Thus making it a safer and health-conscious alternative to toolboxes or tool bags which in most cases pile on the pressure on your spine.

These salient points are why owning a backpack tool bag is critical to maintaining your tools, keeping them organised and in good shape, and saving your strength for the task ahead while moving your gear or tools to and from work sites.

Backpack tool bags also distinguish themselves from regular backpacks by internally incorporating various organising sections and components. so it’s also common to find external belts, pouches, lightening and charging accessories, harness, loops, and hinges for extra storage capabilities, all of which are unavailable in toolboxes and tool bags

The ideal tool backpack should also be long-lasting, lightweight, and partially waterproof. Of course, not everyone’s needs are the same, so when we set out to identify the finest of the finest, we took tool backpacks of all sizes into account, and these are the major key points to look at when backpack shopping.

Construction Material

A backpack tool bag designed and built with solid materials, zippers, and finishing make for a better choice.

Carrying options

Pocket and compartment sizes determine how much you can fit into your tool backpacks. Small backpack tool bags with smaller pockets and compartments are ideal for professionals who mainly use smaller tools like pliers, wrenches, screwdrivers, fishing tapes, etc. Suppose you have to carry heavier tools like power drills, battery packs, etc. It’s best to go for a backpack tool bag with a more oversized carrying compartment.


The ability of the backpack tool bag to last in challenging use situations without failing. A versatile tool backpack makes for a better choice than regular tool bags.

Organisation capability

A good tool backpack innately brings organisation to your tools and gear; anything less than this is unacceptable.

Regardless of the size of the tool backpack you choose, know that before anything else, you’ve made an essential investment in your health by carrying your gear and tools properly.

What makes the DECKED D-BAG tool backpack the ideal backpack tool bag?

First off, it's the rich history of the carefully designed and dependable product lineup. The ergonomics truck accessories brand boasts top-shelf products such as the truck storage drawer toolset, truck tool boxes like the D-Box, Cross-box, and the versatile backpack tool bag, DECKED’s D-Bag. Its quality speaks for itself. We’re pretty sure you've been eyeing one or two of them. If you haven’t, To the uninitiated, DECKED makes the best truck toolbox and truck accessories with the products designed to keep your tools and truck safe from everything from theft to natural factors such as the elements. DECKED products are designed to keep your gear bone dry, even when you are soaked to the bone.

Better for your health

Gone are the days of having severely calloused hands from carrying your toolbox with your hands over long distances or suffering from joint pains arising from the pressure exerted on the wrists and shoulders over time. These continued exertions in the long term often lead to health debilitations.

Imagine how you’re heading to an unknown worksite on foot or having to go up a flight of stairs. Wouldn't it be wiser to let your more substantial upper body carry the weight of your gear and tools, thus freeing your hands for the tasks ahead? That is, as opposed to hauling them across town with your wrists. The backpack tool bag possesses an advantage in this common scenario encountered by all craftsmen and professionals.

The D-Bag’s super padded straps will shield your shoulders from the pressure exerted by the payload you’re carrying while evenly distributing the pressure across your upper region, and this is aided with a sternum strap to help spread the load even and balanced.

Multiple carrying options

Okay, we get the gist about backpack tool bags already, you can strap them on your back, and you’re good to go blah blah. How about a backpack that incorporates a range of carrying options? Stay with me.

One of the best parts about the DECKED D-Bag is its multi carriage design, which allows you to either carry it as a backpack tool bag or as a handheld tool bag by holding it by the aluminium holder at the top of the pack. The pack also be carried like a briefcase from the side, using straps built into the sides.

Other carry options on the bag include the pizza delivery option, which involves nesting the thick straps together, helping you achieve a flat square shape carry bag, should you need to carry contents that need to stay balanced.

Also, the straps are detachable for days when you do not need them in your way. You get to toss them in your storage pending the time you need them. We advise you to ensure the straps are kept safe when this is done. You probably won’t climb Mount Everest with this thing, but it would do just fine if you need to fix an elevator or service an air conditioning system on the 45th floor of a building.


Other backpack tool bags are the inability to keep a shape when loaded with gear. This lack of form invariably makes moving tools a lot more difficult because of the imbalance in the structure of the bags. The DECKED D-Bag mitigates this issue with its artfully designed solid top and bottom layers keeping the inside soft and accommodating, reminiscent of a bar of Mars chocolate. This Hybrid softshell - hard-shell bag is designed with thermoforming Eva foam coated with ballistic nylon cloth, making it so resistant it won’t rip, won’t tear, or sag, and you can even pile on it.

Its hard-top hard-bottom design and construction allow for a sturdy shape even after stocking it with loads of tools or gear. The bag is consolidated with a 900D Thermoplastic polyurethane TPU Coated nylon material embedded in-between the top and bottom layer, which allows for a smooth and solid expansion when needed, creating more storage space in the backpack tool bag when stocked with your gear.


Another central pain point with backpack tool bags, in general, is the easily worn-out zippers. Zippers are most susceptible to rip when tool backpacks are stuffed to the max. The D-Bag is superior in this case because its double-tapped zippers are solid and won’t pull from over-packing, in case you might need to apply pressure on the top lid to get the zipper going. The D-Nags heavy-duty backpack tool bag zippers are made with the beefy, burly No 8 YKK zipper, designed to hold the reinforced lid together.

With this, you don’t have to worry about your zippers popping off like in other backpack tool bags, but you might have to use a knee to keep the contents in for a smooth zip, though.

The soft-sided bag also incorporates side pulling straps which helps keep the bag perfectly in shape also serve as an alternative handle if you decide to use your tool bag.

an open D-Bag with the tools it can carry at a go


The D-Bag is designed to carry way more than you can imagine with your usual backpack tool bags, with some extra detachable carry options and compartments designed into the internal section of the pack.

       A d roll component and compartment of the D-BAG


On opening the front compartment, the first noticeable feature is a tool roll attached to the lid. As it’s called, the D-Rito is designed to give whole organization and storage for small gear parts and tools like bolts, knots, wrenches, and spanners. It’s also an ideal space for nesting screwdrivers or pliers, and the pockets are transparent, so you can see the content of each pocket and don’t have to meditate through the whole patch. The sweet thing about this feature is that you can detach this portion, so you don’t need to carry the entire bag if all you need are small tools.

The tool roll, just like any traditional tool roll, only needs to be folded and harnessed by the straps to give the perfect roll like a burrito, hence the name D-Rito.  This feature is a standard complimentary piece that comes with the D-Bag, which isn’t offered in other tool bags like the Klein backpack tool bag, the Clc backpack tool bag, and the like.

                An decked internal bag section folded into a duffle bag


The duffle bag is a modular storage piece known as the duffle, nested in the D-Bag. The duffle bag base tub is designed with rigid thermo-formed EVA foam, coated with 1680 Denier fabric, the same material on the sides of the bag.

The thermo-form tub base of the duffle bag helps it nest nicely in the bottom of your bag or your drawers should you choose to store it separately with ease. To put your mind at ease, it won’t slop around in the bag, thanks to its solid base.

The duffle bag is perfectly safe for your battery chargers, batteries, power drills, generally large gear or tools, or even the stinky stuff you don’t want to get mixed with the rest of your equipment like your work boots, gloves, and the likes. The massive zippers also make them easier to handle in cases where you might have gloves on or can’t get a firm grip. The duffle bag removes easily, and it’s also a complementary feature of the D-Bag, so you don’t have to pay extra for it